Having been associated with vampires for a long time, bats are very much feared by the people. Though they are not the blood-sucking as we believe them to be, except one or two species, bats can be a nuisance if they get inside your house. The problem aggravates if they start roosting there. If you notice such an activity in your house, it is better to act on it right now. The more delay you make, the more difficult will it be to get rid of them. In case you want some tips on getting rid of bats, read further.
How to Get Rid of Bats in Your Home
- Find out the place in your house where the bats are roosting, which most probably would be in attic and chimney, under shutters and siding, in roof tiles, soffits and eaves, etc.
- After you have found out the roosting area of the bats, wait until late evening. This is when all the bats go out for feeding
- With the help of caulk, weather stripping or screen, seal all openings, in the area roosted by bats, that are more than 1/4 inch wide.
- If there are some openings in the area that you cannot seal, fill them up with mothballs.
- This will prevent the bats from entering your house once again.
- If you feel that some of the bats have not left and are still there in your house, put some mothballs in the roosting area and clear just one of the sealed openings. They will fly away automatically. Now, seal the opening once again.
- If, by chance, any bats flies into your main living areas, shut off all the lights and open all the windows and doors. It will fly away on its own.
- You can also catch a bat, with the help of a butterfly net, and release it outside your home.
How to Get Rid of Bats Outside Your Home
- Wait until late evening, when bats leave their rooting area for feeding purposes, and spray it with a dog/cat repellent.
- If the repellent doesn’t solve your problem, you can put up fiberglass insulation in the roosting place of the bats. A thin layer is enough to irritate the bats and send them away.